BSPI Annual Meeting in San Diego

The BSPI Annual Meeting (Bridal Show Producers InternationalBSPI Annual Meetingis gathering for its annual conference in Carlsbad, California (nearest San Diego).

Producers and Associate Members are hearing presentations and observing panel discussions, to better serve their exhibitors and advertisers, and the wedding couples who attend their wedding shows.

Andy Ebon will be presenting, as will his fellow WeddingWire Education team members, Alan Berg CSP, and WeddingWire CMO, Sonny Ganguly.

Noreen Azuzu
Contributing Writer
The Wedding Marketing Blog

BSPI Bridal Show Producers gather in Florida

BSPI (Bridal Show Producers International)BSPI Bridal Show Producers are gathering in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this week for their annual conference. The 3-day conference has a star-studded group of presenters, including both members and industry leaders.

Wedding Industry Speakers

Some of the industry presenters are: Bevin Stella (The Knot), Sonny Ganguly (Wedding Wire), Andy Ebon (Wedding Marketing Expert – The Knot), Alan Berg (Wedding Marketing Guru – Wedding Wire).

BSPI is an international association with member companies throughout the United States, Western Europe, and New Zealand.

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Andy Ebon
The Wedding Marketing Authority
The Wedding Marketing Blog

Bridal Show Producers International: Official Response to 20/20 Wedding Confidential

This statement is the official response by BSPI (Bridal Show Producers International), regarding the ABC 20/20 Wedding Confidential segment, which aired on January 18, 2013.

BSPI logoFORT LAUDERDALE, FL, January 23, 2013 — Bridal Show Producers International (BSPI) would like to speak out on behalf of all the wedding industry professionals whose businesses were besmirched by association in an episode of ABC’s 20/20 , which aired on January 18, 2013. 

As an international organization representing bridal show producers around the globe, who in turn work with hundreds of thousands of brides, grooms, and wedding vendors year in and year out, we are saddened and frustrated with 20/20’s clearly biased reporting on our industry. Our organization and the membership it represents work very hard to set and exceed standards of excellence in the bridal industry. 

BSPI is not alone in this goal. The American Disc Jockey Association, the International Special Events Society, Meeting Professionals International, the National Association of Wedding Professionals, the National Association of Catering Executives, and many others strive to ensure that wedding couples have the perfect wedding they’ve dreamed about, while providing training, support, and advice to the businesses that can help the couples do that. 

Unfortunately, 20/20’s producers presented what we feel was a strongly biased report that did not adequately represent the thousands of wedding businesses that have served their communities for decades, choosing instead to focus on scaremongering tactics and the anecdotal evidence provided by a very limited set of biased interviews.

We strongly encourage ABC and the producers of 20/20 to consider the impact its report will have on thousands of honest, hardworking small businesses around the country who have chosen to make their businesses part of a couple’s very special day, and whose misfortune it was to be grossly underrepresented and, frankly, disparaged as a whole because of the actions of a very few, in 20/20’s recent show. And we further encourage 20/20 to provide brides and grooms with a look at the positive side of the industry, by taking the time to speak with wedding industry leaders whose goal it is to ensure that brides and grooms have the perfect wedding, while supporting the businesses that have the passion and dedication to make that happen.

Andy Ebon - wedding marketing expert

Andy Ebon
Wedding Marketing Expert
The Wedding Marketing Blog

BSPI Show Producers hear exhibitor feedback

As part of its annual conference education, attending members of BSPI (Bridal Show Producers International) presented with a panel discussion from seven Phoenix area wedding professionals.

Local show producer, Will Hegarty (Bridal Fashion Debut) moderated the question and answer format, seeking feedback and enlightenment from an exhibitor perspective.

Content covered, included a variety of topics, such as: Preferred show days/hours, Ways to ease setup and break down, other logistics issues, floor layout options, importance of fashion shows, 1 vs. 2 days show, and much more.

BSPI Vendor Panel

Andy Ebon
The Wedding Marketing Blog